justices in eyre


justices in eyre
Justices on circuit, judges who were regularly established under Henry the Second in 1176, with a delegated power from the king's great court, or aula regia, being regarded as members of it and who afterwards made their circuit around the kingdom once in seven years to try causes. Later, by Magna Charta, they were directed to be sent into every county once a year, to take recognitions or assizes. See 3 Bl Comm 57.

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  • eyre — [er] n. [ME & Anglo Fr eire < OFr erre < errer, to travel: see ERRANT] Eng. History 1. a tour or circuit: chiefly in the phrase justices in eyre 2. a circuit court held by justices in eyre …   English World dictionary

  • Eyre — ([^a]r), n. [OF. erre journey, march, way, fr. L. iter, itineris, a going, way, fr. the root of ire to go. Cf. {Errant}, {Itinerant}, {Issue}.] (O. Eng. Law) A journey in circuit of certain judges called justices in eyre (or in itinere). [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • justices itinerant — Justices on circuit. See justices in eyre …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • eyre — /er/ A journey; a court of itinerant justices. Justices in eyre were judges commissioned in Anglo Norman times in England to travel systematically through the kingdom, once in seven years, holding courts in specified places for the trial of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • eyre — /er/ A journey; a court of itinerant justices. Justices in eyre were judges commissioned in Anglo Norman times in England to travel systematically through the kingdom, once in seven years, holding courts in specified places for the trial of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • justices of the forest — In old English law, officers who had jurisdiction over all offenses committed within the forest against vert or venison. The court wherein these justices sat and determined such causes was called the justice seat of the forest. They were also… …   Black's law dictionary

  • justices of the forest — In old English law, officers who had jurisdiction over all offenses committed within the forest against vert or venison. The court wherein these justices sat and determined such causes was called the justice seat of the forest. They were also… …   Black's law dictionary

  • eyre — A journey; the journey of a judge from place to place upon his circuit. See justices in eyre …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Eyre — The right of the king (or justices acting in his name) to visit and inspect the holdings of any vassal. this is done periodically, usually at irregular intervals of a few years. ♦ English circuit court. (Gies, Joseph and Francis. Life in a… …   Medieval glossary

  • Justice in Eyre — In English law, the Justices in Eyre were the highest magistrates in forest law, and presided over the court of justice seat , a triennial court held to punish offenders against the forest law and enquire into the state of the forest and its… …   Wikipedia


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